Tom Cleverley Could Be Staying At Red Devils Next Season

Manchester United are still deciding whether to keep 20 year-old promising midfielder Tom Cleverley,  at Old Trafford next season.

Tom Cleverley – may stay at Manchester United next season

Cleverley, 20 years old and born in Basingstoke, seems to be well thought of at the Red Devils and is certainly rated by manager Sir Alex Ferguson, and Tom recently signed a three-year contract extension at the famous club.

The England under-21 international was at Championship club Watford all of last season, and played there 35 times with 11 goals, and was voted the club’s player of the year.

However, he didn’t finish the season, suffering a knee ligament injury in April, which kept him out of the last few games.

But reports would suggest that award at Watford impressed Alex Ferguson, and he will take a good hard look at the youngster on their American tour, and then decide if the next thing for Tom is another season out on loan, this time to a Premiership club, or to keep him at Old Trafford.

If he decides to send the player out on loan, then Newcastle United would be the favorites to give Tom a season in the Premier League, which is the standard of player the player also wants.

Newly promoted Blackpool are also interested in taking the player on loan, but Tom is one of the players currently in Newcastle’s sights, as well as other top youngsters like Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, Valdimir Weiss, the Manchester City and Slovakian International winger and Danny Welbeck, the young Manchester United striker.

Which two youngsters will arrive on Tyneside for a season-long loan deal next season – is now anybody’s guess.

In our poll on which two players Newcastle fans would like to see come on loan to the Tyneside club,  Jack Wishere is in the lead with Vladimir Weiss second and Tom currently in 3rd place.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Solaidback

    Jul 13, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Well if we get Gosling, then we don’t need this guy… plus it’ll give our own young players a chance to play in the 1st team instead of giving other teams players a grounding to better themselves to play against us at some point!!!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 13, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #2

    SLB, right on the money. Loan players are for lower league teams. For a Prem club to not have enought of a squad to field it’s own players is a disgrace. We will just discourage our own youngsters with this short sighted policy from which we gain nowt.

    If we have to bring in a loanee far better an older experienced player (28+) to fill a gap, and who doesn’t mind warming the bench. At the other end priority should always go to our Development Squad lads, period.

    Where did we pick up this addiction to the idea of loaning players anyway?

  • StuW

    Jul 13, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Would like to see him at Toon, but isn’t an important signing. I understand there will be loanees coming, but I would prefer more seasoned players(Poulsen etc) who will either play every game, or be happy to sit as backup. Don’t want us turning to a feeder to the bigger teams.

  • gorskino10

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #4

    who cares

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Good, why should we nurture someone elses youngster??

  • jimiley

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Its a disgrace that a club which is allegedly in the top 20 of the richest clubs in Europe is reduced to hiring other clubs youngsters and developing them for teams like Manure and Gooners. Its an embarrassment but nothing the fat man does surprises me.

  • jimiley

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #7

    The fat man is in it for the short term. Spend as little money as possible so we survive in the league and sell for the optimum price when the time is right. There is no long term plan other than survival whilst he is the owner. Cheap manager, very cheap players or loans. Thats it!!! Where is the aspiration. Football is a fan’s game built on hope. The fat man brings only despair. You cannot dream about winning anything with the fat man. He destroys dreams.

  • Rorycn

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #8

    I really don’t understand some peoples posts regarding loans, for example warnock and bentley to blackburn. Bentley was supposedly just going to get some football before he ‘made’ it at arsenal. He ended up performing well and arsenal decided they didn’t need him. Because he’d enjoyed his spell at blackburn he chose them over a few other clubs. Blackburn ended up signing a player who’d argubly walk into our side now(Probably then, i remember alot of people myself included wanted him) and made a decent profit on him. I doubt all three from cleverly,weiss and wilshire will make it at their clubs. Long may us be a feeder club if we end up with players of that quality playing for us. if donaldson,airey,lua lua are as good as some on here sem to think why don’t the top championship sides never mind premiership sides want them on loan.

  • Flop

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Has anyone seen Blackpool only have 16 players at the moment, and we were worried about being able to sign players.

  • Howay The Lads

    Jul 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #10

    jimiley, you don’t know how much you sound like the teacher from The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas with the repeated use of ‘the fat man’

  • ginkoh

    Jul 14, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #11

    I think someone should change their mind to support Barcelona,ManU,Chelsea ,etc.

    It’ll make their life better because they don’t need to complain anything. Support Newcastle is too much pain, you all know that. But blame another one don’t make anything better.

  • milktoonaus

    Jul 14, 2010 at 5:20 AM

    Comment #12

    @ginkoh thats exactly what i’d expect from a false football supporter. You clearly have no insight into the game and just support whoever is going well. a true supporter sticks by their team through thick and thin. my guess is if man utd chelsea and barcelona’s finances catch up with them and they are forced to sell players and become mediocre teams you will start supporting man city you muppet!!!!

  • Wigaz

    Jul 14, 2010 at 6:51 AM

    Comment #13

    If we’re looking to loan youngsters 2 give them game time lets go for Bojan at barca. He’s a cracking lil player never goin 2 get in ahead of messi & villa & he’d be awesome up next to carroll or in the hole behind a front 2. Just hope ch is thinkin bout it.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 14, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #14


    The question is WHY are we looking for other clubs’ youngsters to give them game time at our risk and the expense of our own youngsters? Awesome or not, the long term effect is negative. It’s an addiction, the footy equivalent of E, and ultimately counter productive.

    Please, please will someone put a lid on this daily loanee stupidity or explain to me why helping develop a Man U player is good for us? And please don’t say ’cause there’s an outside chance he might join us!!! That’s rubbish, it never happens.

    If you want speculation, go bet on hedge funds or the gee-gees. NUFC needs a strong secure youth program that gives the lads incentive to stick with us and stick in with their football. Stuff Tom Cleverly, stuff Man U. may they rot in hell. HAVE WE NO PRIDE??

  • Raffo

    Jul 14, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #15

    We arent ever going to get bojan in or the likes of him. We are too low down for him, plus someone like him will involve probably paying some wages and a decent loan fee, which frankly I would rather try and use on a perm player.

    I have no problem with loans and I think the fact we can only have 2 is perfect. We may get a youngster in from Manu and he may very well improve for them as a player, but if he scores 5 goals, creates 18 crosses for big andy to score from and tracks back because he still needs to impress not only us but also fergie don we think we can only benefit? It gives vuckic et al another season to grow and develop and mature and all the time securing our league status and should that player leave we would have first dibs.

    I am afraid that the big money spending times are having a break and we just don’t have the money to get big names at the moment. That doesn’t water down the ambition, but frankly survival is our target this season and it has to be. Anything else is a bonus, many can see it shame not all. Not saying I like it but that’s re way it is for a couple of seasons

  • G

    Jul 14, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Well said Raffo @ 15.

  • JSYproject

    Jul 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17


    Did you just say loan signings are footballs equivalant to E? Are you for real mate, thats got to be the most rediculous comparison i have ever come across. What the fuck have designer drugs got to do with loaning players. The stupidity of this comment also helps explain your inability to comprehend our youth players arent good enough yet for PL, and we can borrow some for a season who are good enough, untill ours progress to the level we need them at. And that dosnt make us a ‘feeder club’ that makes us a newly promoted side doing everything economically possible to ensure our survival. Narrow minded invalid springs to mind.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 14, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #18

    @15/16 To justify expedient short termisim as being somehow necessary beggars belief. You know it will only be ‘for a couple of seasons’. Why is that? Like the drunk with his “only a couple of more cans and I stop..” routine, once we get into the habit it will be impossible to kick it as we will become a recipient club, a junkie club, always desperate for someone else’s players to come in, never having the confidence in our own lads.

    If players want to play for the Toon let them sign for the Toon and commit to the Toon. meanwhile how can Vukic et al grow if not allowed to have 1st team football? Most likely they will leave, or themselves go out on loan in some chaotic player-go-round where everyone has everyone else’s youngsters?

    We don’t need big names to survive, and we certainly don’t need someone else’s uncomitted up and coming prima donnas. Depressing that so many on here seem to think this is the way to go. Is Ashley paying you?

  • G

    Jul 14, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #19

    No CB, I am just grown up enough to accept that the tool running the club isn’t going to give us massive wedge to spend on players. We need more depth in the squad, and the loan signings are a nescessity.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 14, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #20

    We don’t need a massive wedge, that was the legacy of SJH & FFS, we need sensible scouting and experienced pros to balance the Academy and Development squad. If we need a loan player let him be 28+ with something to bring to the table not someone here to learn the trade (ie Fitz Hall). All companies need temps and agency staff, but immediate skills are the key to recruitment.

    A temporary apprentice is an oxymoron. In the long term it costs us financially as well.

  • Ericles

    Jul 14, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #21

    Bang on target JimIley and captain Beefheart

  • G

    Jul 14, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #22

    CB, correct about the recruitment, however, I trust CH to have done his scouting and check out the mental attitude of any player coming in on loan regardless of how old / young they are.

  • Davies

    Jul 14, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #23

    The reason we need loans is because we don’t have the money to buy the size of squad we are going to need next season. We have the league and two cup competitions to think about.

    I sincerely hope we aren’t going to start ditching cup games to keep the squad we have fit for league matches. That fosters a dreadful ethos of acceptable loss that should never exist at any club. A winning mentality is needed now more than at any time in the last ten years, whatever the fixture.

    The opportunity is there for our youngsters and it sounds like those that make the grade will get their chances. Those players that come in on loan will need to be aware that every player is picked for a match on merit and not simply because they’ve come to gain experience. I’m sure this is something Hughton will let them know.

    Until we are on a better financial footing, we need ot accept that we are going to be giving other teams’ players a chance to improve with us. As long as they help get us the results we need, I really don’t mind.


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